Tuesday, November 1, 2016

BDG Teichmann 6.Bc4 vs Slipak

I have discovered two things. First, the Blackmar-Diemer Gambit wins a slightly higher percentage as White that most openings. Second, most players rated over 2400 win a higher percentage as Black than most players rated under 2400 do as White.

At the Liga Nacional Superior Villa Martelli in Argentina Gonzalo Martinez de Negri lost a BDG Teichmann to GM Sergio Slipak. True, the grandmaster won as Black at the end, but White played well at the beginning. Slipak won a long rook endgame.

Sergio Slipak born in 1965 earned the FIDE title of Grandmaster in 2001 and the title FIDE Senior Trainer in 2015. I have noticed steady improvement by Gonzalo Martinez de Negri born in 1994. Gonzalo Martinez de Negri is a consistent 1.e4 player as White. In 2013 he defeated Mayorga (rated 2312) in the Scandinavian Defence after 1.e4 d5 2.exd5 Qxd5 3.Nc3 Qa5 4.d4 Nf6 5.Bc4 and 1-0 in 54. Earlier in 2016 Grandmaster Slipak won with the Scandinavian Defence as Black against Benedetti (2290). It ended 0-1 in 50. Probably Gonzalo wanted to avoid a similar fate.

In this game White played 1.e4 d5 2.d4!? transposing into the Blackmar-Diemer Gambit. Most 1.d4 d5 BDG players continue 2.e4 dxe4 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.f3 exf3 5.Nxf3 Bg5 6.h3. Martinez de Negri chose 6.Bc4!? This is the best alternative to 6.h3!

Teichmann 6.Bc4 is section 5.0 of my Blackmar-Diemer Games 1.

Martinez de Negri (2192) - Slipak (2455), Liga Nacional Superior Villa Martelli ARG (5.3), 22.10.2016 begins 1.e4 d5 2.d4 dxe4 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.f3 exf3 5.Nxf3 Bg4 6.Bc4 [6.h3] 6...e6 7.h3 Bxf3 [7...Bh5] 8.Qxf3 c6 9.Be3 Nbd7 10.0-0 Nb6 11.Bd3 Be7 12.Ne4 Nbd5 13.Bg5 [13.Nxf6+ Bxf6 14.Bf2 Nb4 15.Be4 0-0 16.c3=] 13...Nb4 14.Bxf6 gxf6 15.Nxf6+ Bxf6 16.Qxf6 Qxf6 17.Rxf6 Nxd3 18.cxd3 Rd8 19.Raf1 Rd7 20.R1f4 Rg8 21.Rh6 [21.Kf2 Rg6 22.Rxg6 hxg6 23.Ke3=] 21...Rg7 22.Rfh4?! [22.g4=] 22...Rg3 23.Rxh7 Rxd3 24.Rh8+ Ke7 25.Rb8 Rd2 26.b3 Rxa2 27.Rf4 Rd2 [27...Rb2-/+] 28.h4 b6 29.Rf3 R2xd4 30.Rh3 Rd8 31.Rb7+ R4d7 32.Rxd7+ Rxd7 33.h5 Kf6 34.g4 [Or 34.h6 Rd8-/+] 34...Kg5 35.h6 Rd8 36.Rf3 f6 37.Re3 e5 38.Rf3 Rh8 39.Kg2 Rxh6 40.Kg3 Rh1 0-1

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  1. Tim, you do a good job of finding these new BDG games soon after they are played...

    1. Thank you! I try to balance the new and the old, the good and the bad, the fast and the slow. Some are games people send me. Some are games I find. I appreciate your encouragement!


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